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September 08, 2014

Why your hair is frizzy & what to do about it.

Fortunately there are ways to fix the frizz and help keep your hair soft, smooth, and silky and keep those 'shingles" down. Here are a few tips that you can implement to keep your hair thick, healthy, and beautiful:

Embrace a Heat-Free Routine. Applying heat to your hair is damaging and drying, which are two of the reasons causing it to frizz. It's very common for women to blow-dry their hair after the shower and then to use a flat iron or curling iron to style it. Daily heat not only dries out your hair but also causes hair color to wear away faster. Additionally, heat damages the integrity of your hair follicles, which often leads to breakage. The only way to get around this is to use a protectant such as TRESamme Strengthening and Heat Protectant Spray or Simply Smooth: xtend keratin reparative magic potion.

Make it a habit to look at the ingredients found in your hair products. Many hair products have remarkably high alcohol content. Alcohol dries out your hair. When alcohol is mixed with heat, the drying effect is even more severe. Moroccan Oil is also a great, oil free product that will help your hair through the heat. Only use a small dab of Moroccan Oil since it is very dense and could cause your hair to be overly oily.

Embrace routine TLC: Your hair needs consistent tender, loving care. Routine TLC does not mean washing your hair every day. In fact you should avoid washing your hair every day and extend it to at least every other day or even every three days. "The natural oils that accumulate are good frizz fighters," says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins. If you're concerned about the roots appearing oily, purchase a dry shampoo and use it on the days between washing. Also, don't forget to do a weekly hot oil treatment, applying the oil to the middle and ends of your locks to moisturize the parts that may have become overly dry. The root of your hair has natural oils, so don't worry about applying the oil treatment to the crown of your head.

Stop allowing your hairstyle to decide whether or not you feel fabulous each day. You could consider getting hair extensions or a hair addition process. Unlike many other parts of life that are beyond our control, frizzy hair is one thing we can control. It only takes a few minutes of planning each day and week to keep your hair look its best.

Start a weekly routine that includes deep conditioning and lay off the heat. Also, don't over process your hair with color or perms.

Finally, if you are experiencing thinning hair and are not quite sure how to get your hair back to where you want it, we invite you to meet with one of our trained hair care professionals for free hair and scalp evaluation. We will examine your hair and offer practical suggestions and recommendations as to which products will work best for you.